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Posted on: October 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Announces New Operations for Libraries and Recreation Centers

NORFOLK, VA – Beginning November 2, Norfolk Public Library (NPL) will reopen three additional neighborhood branches and Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) will reopen indoor pools. Effective October 24, Slover will have new operating hours.

To follow Department of Health guidelines while providing resources to the community, the following branches will operate two days a week, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All open NPL locations are Grab-n-Go. 

Neighborhood Branch

Address

Days of Operation

Barron F. Black

6700 E. Tanners Creek Drive

Tuesday & Wednesday

Park Place

620 W. 29th Street

Thursday & Friday

Van Wyck

1368 De Bree Avenue

Monday & Friday

 

The Jordan-Newby and Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branches will keep the same operating hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday and Monday, closed. 

Below are the new operating hours for first floor browsing and Grab-n-Go for Slover Library, effective October 24.  

Sunday and Monday, Closed

Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.                


Effective November 2, RPOS will reopen indoor pools at the following locations: 

Indoor Pool

Address

Operating Days/Hours

Northside Swimming Pool

8401 Tidewater Drive

Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Huntersville Community Center

830 Goff Street

Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Southside Aquatics Center (SSAC)

1750 Campostella Road

Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Only registered participants are allowed in the facility. Each facility has a maximum occupancy of 30 members at a time: one participant per lane (six lanes total); five to seven participants for non-lane swimming; 15 max participants in the multi-purpose room. All participants are required to reserve space for pool use. Reservations can be made through the RPOS online portal. Lane reservations cannot exceed 30 minutes and non-lane reservations cannot exceed 40 minutes. Masks are required while not in the pool. Locker rooms will remain closed, based on recommendations by the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.

Recreational walk-in pool usage is temporarily discontinued until further notice due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

For more information, visit the NPL, Slover and RPOS web pages.

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